character houses for sale in france in dijon

A 17th century house in the middle of Dijon,
classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco
, COTE-D'OR burgundy FR


This house, in Dijon’s old protected section, now classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco, is 1½ hours from Paris via the TGV train and 2 hours from Lyon. It stands facing one of the most beautiful churches in the town, the sculpted portal of which is much to be admired. The shops in the centre of town are in the immediate vicinity, as are cultural centres including a library and a theatre. The town centre also has a free bus service to take visitors on an authentic heritage tour. This superb district notably abounds in large, luxurious homes.


This property comprises a 257 m² house, dating from the 17th century, with an inner courtyard, spanning approx. 45 m². It has a total land registry surface area of 160 m². This house is completely independent of any other. The inner, paved courtyard is well protected and closed by a high wall; a gate opens on to the street. A gallery, above the gate, overlooks the courtyard and the neighbouring church. The house is directly accessed from the courtyard.

The house

This house, built of dressed stone, spans three stories above a cellar. It is topped with a gable roof, covered with flat tiles and featuring three skylights overlooking the road, with another two on the rear facade. Large rectangular picture windows, looking out over the courtyard and the road, let in copious amounts of light during the summer months. There are large, security bars on the ground floor windows on the road side.

Ground floor
The main door opens into a central vestibule, featuring black and white floor tiles, laid in a chessboard pattern, and leading to all the rooms on this level. It notably provides access to a large, fitted kitchen (the kitchen opens into a room used for storage purposes), with an old ceiling, featuring exposed beams, modern black and white floor tiles, with inlaid decoration, laid in a chessboard pattern, identical to that in the vestibule. One room, used as a study, has oak wood parquet flooring and a 19th century fireplace housing a contemporary closed-hearth fire. A dining room has panelling, oak wood parquet flooring and an old fireplace. All these features bestow this level with an authentic appearance, typical of 17th century houses.
First floor
This level comprises a master bedroom with a wardrobe and an adjoining bathroom as well as a separate toilet. A large living room, facing these rooms, forms a large and a small lounge. A large fireplace, oak wood parquet flooring and high ceilings make this living room both bright and pleasant. A small side door opens into a gallery, providing a superb view of the parish church.
Second floor
Most of the bedrooms are on this level, laid out under the rafters, together with a communal shower room and the landing. A wooden, finely wrought stairway goes up from the ground floor as far as this top floor. Although the four spacious bedrooms are, therefore, under the rafters, there is no wasted space. The oak wood floorboards are carpeted.
This level comprises a boiler room and a large storeroom, with a stone floor, laid out as a television room.

Our opinion

This town centre haven features superb architecture and has few works to be carried out. The property is in a lively area of the town, near to many of Dijon’s famous buildings such as the Burgundy Dukes’ Palace and its museum, the theatre and the library. Numerous mansion houses form a very pleasant setting. A nearby square, enhancing this choice site, is ideal for children as it includes a wonderful play area with safety fencing.

990 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur

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Reference 282619

Land registry surface area 160 m2
Main building surface area 257.75 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Michel Monot       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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